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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Birthday

There’s a family joke about the day my mother was born. She wanted to get on everyone’s good side, so it goes, so she was born in her dad’s birth month (April), on her mom’s birth day (the 13th), *and … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Brick Wall (#Genealogy)

There’s always a brick wall, isn’t there? I mean, if you’ve done family history research and you can’t name all 256 of your 6x great-grandparents, then you’ve hit a brick wall. I know all 16 of my 2x great-grandparents, and … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Valentine

I looked for an ancestor who was born on February 14th or married on Valentine’s Day, and I came up blank, so I’ll just spend this week’s post telling you about a couple that I know very little about. John … Continue reading

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#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Oldest

One of the oldest records that I’ve found for an ancestor is a pension file for my fourth great-grandfather George Cook. Finding the record didn’t take a whole lot of effort. I talked my mom into giving me a subscription … Continue reading

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Unusual Documents for #Genealogy Research

Sometimes genealogical discoveries come in the most unexpected places. I was researching my G3 grandmother Arminta Stephens – or sometimes McKenzie – and I came across an unusual account offering new clues about her family. It started with a Google … Continue reading

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